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How to allocate 12Mb "unused RAM" to app. for KTP6 plug-in

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I am using Photoshop 6 on a Mac PowerBook G4 with 512Mb built in memory. I have a 200Gb Lacie external HD with a separate 50Gb partition used as a Scratch Disc for Photoshop.

I have both OSX:10.2 and OS9.1 installed on my hard drive. I am currently only trying this in the OS9.1 mode (not classic thru OSX).

I want to use the KTP6 Scenebuilder filter (which is installed correctly in the plug-ins folder of PS6).

It keeps telling me I must have "at least 12Mb of 'Unused RAM' in the host application" (Photoshop).

Every time I try to increase the preffered RAM (Cmd i on the app. icon) when I view the "about this computer" window it show the new allocation of RAM but the grey bar is always very near the full quota.

I have tried taking the preffered up to 300000 and still I can't get 12Mb of "unused RAM".

What am I doing wrong?

Thnks in advance for any help.

Regards - Deane
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Hopefully you'll find this information useful to troubleshoot and resolve your issue.  Also, it helps to check the Downloads link to install patches and fixes for your setup.
Optimize performance in Photoshop (Mac OS)

What's covered
Photoshop options and plug-ins
Image files
Operating system software
Hardware
Resources
More here....  http://www.adobe.com/support/techdocs/c9ba.htm

You'll find in the above, additional hyerlinks to read, sample:
This document summarizes Adobe's recommendations for optimizing overall performance in Photoshop. For performance problems that are related to system errors, see document 327279, "Troubleshooting system errors or freezes in Photoshop (CS and 7.x on Mac OS X)", or document 313189, "Troubleshooting system errors or freezes in Photoshop (6.0-7.x on Mac OS 9.x and earlier)".
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Also there you'll find recommendations on which drive to choose; defragmented and more about plugins.

Off to work, good luck.
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meant to include this:  Troubleshooting system errors or freezes in Photoshop (6.0-7.x on Mac OS 9.x and earlier)
http://www.adobe.com/support/techdocs/6db2.htm

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Thank you.
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